A hotel breaths life into an abandoned village in Italy, 10 wonderful European winter escapes that don't involve skiing, and a look at Cuba's travel and tourism market that thrives in spite of the US emabargo.
When Air Dolomiti canceled Stefano Alberti’s recent flight from Florence to Munich because one of its planes broke down, he potentially faced what to many American travelers would be a tall obstacle: a language barrier.
Today our first article to ponder is fun. It is a look at what not to do in Italy, a land of legendary excesses. We then look at how to save money by combining airline tickets on your own (or together with a travel agent) and some of the pitfalls of these money-saving maneuvers. Finally, the history of a remote privately-owned bridge connecting West Virginia and Maryland gives us pause — the crush of bureaucracy even in the remote hollows and rivers is amazing.
These Sunday Musings range from a survey that claims conventions and trade shows breed bad behavior to a video about Chinese bullfighting. And, finally, a look at a remarkable building — the Pantheon in Rome.
Judith Abramson's western Mediterranean cruise on the Oceania Marina last April did not end well. After a sudden illness, the ship's doctor decided she needed to go to the hospital, and she was unceremoniously disembarked in Naples, Italy, under less than ideal circumstances, she says.